Below, our list of cartoons with decidedly grown-up sensibilities. Also, they are animals and one sleeps on a trampoline. But that might not be too far off from how you knew them freshman year.
There was a day where cartoons were just for kids. However, thanks to the elimination of many Saturday morning cartoons and the rise of Netflix and other streaming platforms offering hour entertainment, things have changed. Adults have now become the target audience for many animators in modern-day television, with even shows geared towards kids having a lot to offer adults watching in the background, or in some cases, those without kids watching cartoons on their own time.
Sure, you can live that healthy life by spending your weekend exploring these beautiful hiking trails and islands around Hong Kongkudos to that! King of the Hill is an animated sitcom that ran from to on Fox. Set in a fictional town in Texas, the show revolves around the Hill family and his next-door neighbours and households.
Avatar: The Last Airbender See it on Amazon boasted well-crafted storytelling and crisp, beautiful animation set in a fantastic, immersive world centered around a dynamic cast of characters. It also spawned the sequel series The Legend of Korra, which should also be on this list if we had the room! Rick and Morty.
Big Mouth follows a bunch of kids navigating their way through puberty. From wet dreams to periods, to drugs — no topic is safe from getting the hilariously cringey Big Mouth treatment. If you watch it you'll be laughing your head off while thanking your stars that puberty is a thing of the past for you.
Social Media. Tech News. While adult cartoons used to be limited to a few specialized networks and channels, the genre has now grown massively and moved into the mainstream.
Rather, notable animated TV series that are smart, satirical, and self-aware, where themes like the struggles of everyday living and existential dread are par for the course. These cartoons broke the mold when they came out with decidedly adult-oriented content at a time when cartoons were heavily marketed toward kids. While there are arguably better series today, the pioneers are still worth watching. N ot only did it give birth to iconic characters and quotes, it also paved the way for almost every other show on this list.
We see her meticulously fill each one with various kinds of art — paper cut-outs of animals and natural landscapes that are evocative and sincere. I like jokes! Later in the episode, the egg diorama becomes the backdrop through which one of the series main protagonists ends up discussing her own experience with trauma.
As kids, we saw the tame Flintstone family live in the Stone Age, Jackie Chan search for magic talismans, and a talking sponge live his ridiculous life in Bikini Bottom. Now, cartoons targeted towards adults that grew up with Saturday morning cartoons surround us. So, you know, take it easy — we absolutely love the Belchers.